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Adding RSS feeds to my site.

How is this done?

2:52 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How do you go about adding a sites RSS feed to your site? Also, where can I find a directory of RSS feeds so that I can search for feeds on my topic?
3:28 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Also, where can I find a directory of RSS feeds so that I can search for feeds on my topic?
Is this a blog or just news or articles? You could try searching with "add your RSS feed".
4:04 am on Jun 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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RSS feeds can be used in your website if you have an in built 'feed reader' in your site. Alternatively you can use the tool provided by jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/ which produces javascript code from raw XML. You can copy paste this javascript code in your website to get the feeds.
4:09 am on Jun 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You can use syndic8 dot com to get feeds for your website. It has a searchable directory of RSS feeds in multiple categories.
11:56 am on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i am also interested in adding an rss fedd to my website but i am not sure of how to do this and all of the sites I have found so far have not been helpful in this area. I am running 2003 server IIS6 with php asp and mysql. Can someone please point me in the right direction.
8:09 am on Jun 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thehittmann, you need to enter the url of the RSS feed in feed box in the tool i have mentioned in this thread. It will generate javascript code which you can copy paste in your web pages to get the feeds displayed.
8:30 am on Jun 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thehittmann, this is in reply to your query in another thread that you have started. I have answered here to maintain continuity.

say, you have got an RSS feed with url www.example/demo.rss which you want to use. To use it in your website you need to have an inbuilt XML parser which will read the XML code and give you HTML . This is difficult for most webmasters , especially for those who are new to this RSS stuff. So easier option is to put this url in the tool i have mentioned , click on 'generate javascript' button and copy paste the generated javascript code in your web pages. You will get the desired feeds displayed in your web pages.

Customization is another issue. I will give more inputs on such advanced RSS issues in my future postings in this section.

9:56 am on Jun 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thanks for pointing that out for me I had overlooked the tool. I would really prefer to do the conversion server side rather than rely on someone elses. I will try this for now while I find where to get the proper xml parser from.
3:11 pm on Jun 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello every one.

I'm in the same situation as thehittmann. I tried tools that convert XML into javascript like the one mention by lakhya, but first this won't be readable by search engine spiders and second I want to be able to costumize it even more. It would be great to be able to convert the XML to HTML, and once edited be able to take what I want to use and place in my website design HTML pages exactly where I want it and how I want it, and then that that data would be automatically updated when there is a change in the RSS feed. I use DW MX 2004 and my server technology is ASP_VBScript and since the feed would be placed in the index page, I would rather to keep the page in HTML format. I know this is possible although not so easy, I would highly appreciate any help.


4:00 pm on Jun 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That's exactly what I want to do. I've got the code to run from my server but I don't see the point becasue it's the same wether it's running from mine or wether its running from their server. I'm still on the lookout for an server side xml parser for IIS6 but I havent managed to find one as of yet.
10:31 pm on Jun 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There are several software products, scripts, and open source solutions out there. First you need to decide if you have a budget for doing this.

Via an email advertisement, I heard of a piece of software that requires no technical knowledge on your side, but it costs just under $300.

If you are tech savvy then you could look at a site like sourceforge. this is open source code, code that is free for you to use or modify, but support, if any, is almost non existent.
One very simple way would be to get a browser like FireFox which allows you to find and subscribe to a lot of feeds. Then save this page to your hard drive, modify it a little and link it and upload it to your server, hosting providor.

5:02 am on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah it's cool. I found a php server side xml parser script and I've let the other guy know where to get it also. Pretty simple to get it working to took all of around 2 mins.
5:03 pm on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For adding RSS to your sites try a product called ListGarden

You then take the page that is generated and copy and paste it into an HTML document

5:58 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to accomplish a similar task. Basically, my website will contain about a dozen RSS feeds from different sites around the net. On the homepage, I'd like each feed to display the headline, and a few lines from the body of the article.

When a user clicks the link for the article, I would like them to be taken to a page on MY website where the article can be viewed in full. I'll include a link to the original at the bottom of the article.

If I have a dozen feeds on my site, I assume I'd need to generate a unique HTML page for each article so that a user can stay on my site when clicking the article link. Other than very expensive content management software, are there XML parsers/RSS tools that allow you to do this.

Basically my web server will realize that a new headline has been added to one of the feeds on my site. It will then create a search engine friendly page that is available for users to read.

Anyone know of a tool that can accomplish this? Having each page spiderable and search engine friendly on the top of my priorities (no dynamic pages).

Thanks in advance.


6:56 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Content Management Systems are probably the least expensive way to go. There are so many out there that are Open Source.

I am using Drupal which does everything you want plus so much more. drupal.org

9:13 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have seen many site's which provide RSS feed of OTHER sites and they do not have RSS feed on their site. SO how do they fetch headline from other's site and make RSS. I am interested to fetch headline from some local news papers. How one can do that?


9:59 am on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thats exactly what i want to do. i want to catch rss feeds from other sites onto mine but can not figure out magpie or how to do it. any step by step details or help would be great.


3:48 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I cannot really explain how to go about the xml server side parser script which i have because i cannot post the url where i got it from. If anyone wants it though i will send the url through sticky.
4:12 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Take a look on my site, the new aggregater and tell me if this is what you are trying to do.

[edited by: werty at 3:30 pm (utc) on July 1, 2005]
[edit reason] Removed URL - Please see TOS #13 [/edit]

9:25 pm on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I want to put a RSS feed on my site, but has yet to find the right tool for it. Been testing a lot of different script, but none has so far been perfect.

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